Introduction to Practice and Management

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Practice and Management

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Construction Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    60 pts 200-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND/SARC; Students must provide a portfolio of work for pre-approval before International Orientation and Enrolment week at Victoria University of Wellington. Students can only submit portfolios in a CD, PDF, website or proper booklet format. Printouts are strongly discouraged. The portfolio must be an accurate representation of the student?s skills set to date.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Management and procurement/development, examining the theories and ideas that underpin planning, organising, directing and controlling the use of resources over time. Topics include the principles of management, organisational development, basic finance, costing, development feasibility, valuation theory and quantitative analysis relevant to the construction industry.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 Exhibit an understanding of the components and dynamics of management and its place
    in the architecture, construction, development industries and the financial sector;
    together with an appreciation for the various people involved in the process of getting
    things built, their roles, their responsibilities and their perspectives.
    2 Identify and utilise key control mechanisms for meeting cost, quality, resourcing and time
    3 Source and apply relevant codes, regulations and standards for planning, design,
    construction, health, safety and use of built environments.
    4 Demonstrate skills in business communication, management, leadership and teamwork
    in a multidisciplinary context

    Project 1- 60%
    Exam- 40%

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